Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Christmas

Hey everybody! Hope your all doing really well :)
Things are going great here, and I haven't done an update for a couple weeks (I think), so I shall now!
     We have been so blessed lately, by meeting the most amazing people!
For one, we tracked into the nicest brothers ever. They are so sincere and humble that it's hard to believe. They invited us in, fed us, and let us teach them. They invited themselves to church, and we're really excited about what we shared with them. they work really hard, but Hopefully they can make it to church next week! Also we tracked into the most amazing family from Ghana. (We talked to him on the street earlier that week) it was really exciting to see him at his house. He understands that God sent us to his family, but he and his family are ministers of a local church. We're really excited to teach that family. We also have an amazing investigator who has come to church for three
weeks in a row now. I'm amazed at how many awesome people we have met recently. And this
ward is great, just so willing to help.
     Oh yeah! I'm still in Swindon, and I'm serving with elder Davis again :) So that is pretty much what's happening lately! We've been spending a lot of time sharing the churches Christmas video
with everyone. It's a great little video, you should all share it with your friends! There really is an attendant spirit about Christmas.
     We had a multi zone conference last week, and it was wonderful. The spirit was so strong at the testimony meeting! It's such a wonderful opportunity to be called to share the message of Christ's birth and atonement.
     I really love this calling, it has taught me so much!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas week, and enjoy spending time with family!
Love to all of you.
Elder Jarvis

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Area

Hey everybody! I can't remember when I did an update last so I should probably do one!
I'm serving in Swindon now, with elder Davis. He's from Texas, and kinda sounds like forest gump. It's a great time (: Swindon is totally awesome. There is so much to love here! But this week our progressing investigators were shipped out of the country due to unfortunate circumstances... So it has been a strange week. But nevertheless, it continues to improve. Today we went as a district to Gloucester cathedral. Aka the halls of Hogwarts. It was great.

Oh yes, this week was thanksgiving... And well they don't celebrate it here... So that was a bit disappointing. :-(
Also, we went tracking in a little village in our area, it was really posh and interesting to see the people there. Rich people in this country are either really kind or frankly rigid. We went to stake conference is week, and on the Saturday session we got there 3 hours early by a happy mistake. So I had the opportunity to go contacting with two of my favourite missionaries. It was eye opening to see the power of a positive attitude. Our joy of being together fuelled our efforts to complete our tasks. I think we ended out giving out about 20 Books of Mormon in the course of 2 hours.
Looking back it seems to me like this is applicable to everything in life. Our attitude is the driving force for our success and happiness. Especially since our attitude in most cases won't change our scenario. (And in the few times it can, it's always made better from the positive attitude, rather than the negative one). I'm seeming to be taught over and over that finding the capacity to enjoy the moment and press on at all times, is one of the great
callings of this life. That is made so much easier as we take hold to the simple truths of the gospel. Not perhaps at first, (as surely the iron rod is made cold from the lack of warmth present in the mist of darkness)... but as we
hold on and press on, The confirmation of our own standing(in relation) to the saviour can truly carry us to press on through any degree of trouble.
Anyways, no time. Gotta go! Hope you're all doing treat love ya